Dads are no dummies, so it makes sense that they would plan their dedicated day to land smack dab in the middle of the best season of the year. As summer kicks off, show dad how much he means to you by booking a fantastic Father’s Day getaway to the Green Mountains of Vermont. Killington and the surrounding area offer unmatched opportunities for outdoor recreation, delicious food, and quality time together. Check out our listings of vacation rentals and find the perfect location to kick start your celebration.
Make Dad Happy
Lucky for us, Dads are pretty easy to read when it comes to finding what makes them tick. As luck would have it, we think you’ll agree with us that a majority of our vacation rentals have everything Dad requires for a good time. First up, quality mattresses and luxury linens to ensure a good night’s rest. Not only do our well-appointed bedrooms promote a peaceful sleep, they’re also the perfect hideaway for the middle of the day when Dad needs to recharge his phone and his own batteries. Though if you ask, we’re sure he’ll tell you that he’s not sleeping; he’s checking his eyelids for holes, right? Other prime “resting not sleeping” spots for dad include the dining room chairs, comfortable living area sofas, and outdoor patio seating (included with some rentals).
Next matter of business: a full-size fridge to stock up on all of his favorite beverages and snacks. With well-appointed kitchen spaces, you can plan a fantastic meal or simply spread out the takeout containers for a buffet style feast. For the meat-savvy dad, be sure to check out our rentals that provide access to grills and in some cases, fire pits. Because is it even summer until Dad asks you to roast a marshmallow and build a s’more for him at the end of the day?
You should also ask yourself where you think Dad would be happiest? Does he want to stay in town, within walking distance to the hustle and bustle of city living so he can grab a pint at the Lookout Tavern before walking home? Would he prefer instead to book a private home in the mountains with a hot tub under the brightly shining stars at night? Or maybe he’d rather stay in a condo, complete with resort amenities like a workout center and pool? With a plethora of vacation rentals to choose from, we’re sure we can find your dad the perfect one to plan your Father’s Day getaway in Killington.
So Much to Do!
From immaculate golf courses to breathtaking hiking trails, our properties put you in a prime location for outdoor recreation during the prime summer season. Unwind by playing a round of 9 holes at either the Killington Golf Course or the Green Mountain National Golf Course, though don’t be surprised when you opt to play the full 18 when the weather is too nice to walk away from. The downhill ski resorts, Pico and Killington, transform this time of year into an amazing trail system. Hike, bike, or even horseback ride through the green mountain range of Vermont. Rent a mountain bike and grab a trail map to adventure on your own or take a guided tour through the serene forest.
If your dad is a water adventurer, you can kayak on the sparkling blue waters of Snowshed Pond in Killington with views of the peak. If you’d like to venture a little further, take a scenic drive through the mountains to Chittenden Reservoir, a paradise for paddle boarding, kayaking, and fishing as well.
For those craving a little adventure, take the summer gondola ride to the top of Killington Peak to revel in unobstructed views of the mountains. Renting ATVs is another fantastic way to explore the mountains, affording views you won’t find anywhere else.
Time to Eat
While Killington is just a small town of only 800 permanent residents, it’s not lacking for delicious food options. As we mentioned before, Lookout Tavern is a great spot to hang with the locals and enjoy the pub scene. Treat dad to a meal he won’t soon forget at Casey’s Caboose, a seafood and steakhouse. Backcountry Cafe is a favorite for breakfast with an abundance of options and a reputation for meaty bacon.
On the other hand, if you’re looking to pick up some local goodies to take back to your Father’s Day Vacation Rental or pack a picnic, definitely head to Hinterland Organic Farm. Offering organic vegetables, eggs, and all-natural meat, this is a great stop to explore the area and feed your crew at the same time.
Father’s Day will be here before you know it, so book a getaway that the whole family can enjoy! Contact us today.